Penn GSE | Mid-Career


Program Details

Our program addresses the ongoing transformation of public and private educational organizations from a leadership perspective, focusing on the four core areas of educational leadership: instructional, organizational, public, and evidence-based. It accommodates students working full-time, including those at senior levels at districts and organizations across the country. Students meet once per month from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, and one week during each summer.

We feature:

  • A select and diverse cohort of 25 educational leaders from urban, rural, suburban, private and public sectors;
  • A collaborative, executive-style, 36-month Ed.D. program;
  • Applied research in the student’s home site, 27 total course units; and
  • A dissertation that is embedded in the program, with dedicated supports to help students complete the process.


More about research and your dissertation.